James Blackwood

AI Lead, Scottish Health and Industry Partnership (SHIP)

iCAIRD CTO & NHS Programme Manager, AI Lead at Scottish Health and Industry Partnership, and Chief Operating & Technical Officer at Simplifai Systems, James Blackwood has over 20 years’ experience working across various sectors and areas of technology, within challenging major international blue-chip environments, managing diverse teams and large, complex supply chains.

He believes that technical and clinical expertise is combining to tackle major health challenges, and Scotland – primarily through the work of the Scottish Health Industry Partnership (SHIP) – offers a rich test bed to work with industry to develop solutions that improve the quality, efficiency and sustainability of healthcare.